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has been around for more than 160 years. it is britain's biggest-selling sunday newspaper. it says it's the largest english-speaking newspaper in the world but what started out as a celebrities hacking scandal rapidly turned into a scandal when they hacked into a murdered girl's voicemail. then a revelation they were hacking into bomb victims from 7/7, and now the revelation that they've been hacking into soldiers' voicemail from those fighting or killed in afghanistan and iraq. so finally the statement from james murdoch, the son of rupert murdoch, saying if allegations are true, it is inhuman that the paper and the company had failed toss to the bottom of repeated wrongdoing. what it says here is wrongdoers turned a good newsroom into bad. this it won't carry any advertising, but the money from subscriptions will go to good causes, and it will be the last edition. >> richard, just because the end of "news of the world" doesn't necessarily mean the end of the investigation or scandal? >> oh, there are two investigations. one into phone hacking scandal. documents have been revealed sh
, the fbi is getting into the newspaper scandal rocking britain and will investigate claims that 9/11 victims may have been hacked by reporters at the news of the world. the justice department is makingp queeries based on some concerns bying can. another newspaper editor revined -- resigned this morn. rebecca brooks is stepping down and will appear before a parliamentary hearing next week and with her, rupert murdoch and his son. fox 5 is owned by news corp. >>> a new york city man accused of kidnapping and dismembering an eightier old bomade the first court appearance. he's charred with killing levy clepsty on monday. the police say they have not ruled out sexual molestation. and around is undergoing a psychiatric examination. >> to the economy now and another meeting ended without progress. president obama told them to go talk to members and what kind of deal on saturday. they're not meeting today but the president scheduled another news conditions for later this morning, which we will air on fox 5. in the meantime, democratic leaders are point
of his ceos and now he has to explain all of that to britain's parliament. it's the scandal that prompted this full-page apology in british papers today. rupert murdock promising to make changes in the way his people do business, saying we're sorry. but when we talked to a media analyst in london today, it says parliament doesn't want apologies, it wants to know if reporters were following their boss' personal agenda? >> i think that is the question, that media commentators, competitors and politicians have wanted to ask mr. murdock for 30 years and this is their opportunity to ask it. and it is the bigger, wider question, is there an undue influence between his newspapers and politics and government in this country, or is that a conspiracy theory? >> a nonmurdock friendly crowd met the media mogul when he left a meeting to meet with the family of a murdered teenagers whose phone was hacked by news of the world's reporters. >>> atlanta teachers are accused of fixing the standardized test scores of failing students, the cheating could go back as long as a decade. >>> epic gridlock? massive
to go. >> all right. >>> ahead on "american morning," a tabloid hacking scandal in great britain hitting a former member of the prime minister's inner circle and a shot to rupert murdoch's media empire. live in london with the very latest. there's bugs, leaves, lint, crud. you'll be breathing that. i do believe it's part of a locust. make sure your alignments good. your brakes are good. you've got all sorts different things that you check off. your fluid levels. pretty much everything you could need. it gets done. it gets done quickly. and it gets done correctly. the works fuel saver package, just $29.95 or less after rebate. only at your ford dealer. you're a doctor. you're a car doctor. maybe a car doctor. >>> welcome back to "american morning." look at that beautiful shot of the space shuttle "atlantis" ready to go in less than two weeks, this space shuttle program will be history. many critics, including former astronauts, are blasting the space agency for not having a new program ready to replace it. that conversation is going to start soon. today everybody is focused on this. on wa
that they hacked into the voice mail of a 138-year-old millie, whose abduction horrified britain while she was still missing and that the hacker deleted voice mails giving her family false hope that she was still alive. >> there are no words to describe how awful this was. >> it may have been attempted on the family of missing madeleine. >> i thought we were in a dark place and nobody could make it darker. this cannot be allowed to get away with what they've done. >> reporter: the prime minister is asking for a new investigation of the paper and its top executives. rupert murdoch is saying it's deplorable and unacceptable and that they will cooperate with the police. private investigator who worked for "the news of the world" spent time in prison for phone hacking in 2007 and in a statement apologized and said there was relentless pressure, a constant demand for results. >> in the interest of our democracy and the public, this needs to be thwarted out. >> reporter: for an outraged british public, there is simply no excuse. >> interestingly enough, in america we don't have this kind of jour
of possible victims involved in that hacking scandal in britain could be in the thousands. this morning one celebrity who says he was a target, hugh grant, speaks out in a live interview. >>> and we need a bigger boat. a huge 18-foot-long saltwater crocodile leaps out of the river to the delight and terror of tourists. and the photographer who took the picture says it's no croc d the picture says it's no croc d day. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. boy, the gloves are off in washington. the move could be more today because the president and top congressional leaders are going to go back to the negotiating table yet again. >> that's right. the republicans were not at all happy with the president's comment on tuesday. now senator mitch mcconnell has offered that last chance option. we're going to tell you what he is offering straight ahead. >>> also this morning matt, it was a deadly crash that made national headlines. a woman who police say was drunk and high killed herself, her daught
have revealed credibility issues with the maid but have not dropped the case. >>> this sunday, britain's most-read tabloid is printing its final edition. rupert murdoch's "news of the world" is shutting down amid claims it hacked into the voice mails of various people including celebrities, politicians, and terror victims. >>> and san francisco police have arrested a suspect who was caught on surveillance video moments after they say he stole a pablo py picacsso stech from an art gallery. they say he walked into the gallery, took the sketch off the wall. the piece is valued at around $200,000. >> that's amazing just walked in and took it. >>> this is a cautionary tale. story lines pretty simple, a bride, a groom and a zip line. newlyweds wanted to make a memorable entrance at their wedding reception. you can see where this was going. it was very memorable all right. take a look. >> starts off okay with the bride out in front. the dress is the only problem at first. then the groom picks up speed. and ouch. looks -- yeah. looks like someone did not pay attention to physics class, mass an
of a sensational headline. in 2002, britain was riveted by the story of 13-year-old millie dowler who had vanished. this week it was revealed the paper listened to her voice mail, deleting old messages to make room for new ones. that activity gave her family and police hope that she was alive. false hope. millie was later found murdered. and there's more. six years ago, terrorist bombings in london killed 52 people. on this anniversary, grieving families learned the newspaper hacked their cell phones, trolling for intimate details. one of those cell phones belonged to graham fowlkes, who lost his son. >> it's a violation, isn't it. and i -- i still don't know what i think about it. other than i'm really angry. >> reporter: this scandal reaches beyond the murdoch empire. this week it was revealed that london police were selling the paper scoops in exchange for bribes. there are even allegations that the prime minister, a close friend of murdoch, turned a blind eye even though he knew what was going on. there is now an enormous criminal investigation under way. it includes dozens of police investiga
and the dance floor. we'll tell you what landed heinz ward in jail. >>> william and kate head back to britain today. but not before a royal day at the polo grounds. >>> a os ar oscar like night in hollywood. >>> and look out below jenna heads to floo florida to try oue jepropropelled jet pack. you don't want to miss those stores and more when we see you later on today. ♪ >>> i was curious to see how the orioles respond to what we saw transpire friday night. that is when they had maybe a galvanized moment. a bench clearing brawl for the white sox. they need asking to spark them onward. they need to figure out what funds is tpitch tothrow. simone is kept in the ball park. his first start in two years and he pitched well. striking out j.d. drew. simone makes the play a bit awkward though. glemplehe build the hamstring ae bit and he was not the same from that point forward. josh is on fire. here we go. john lackey clearly threw at derick lee. everyone was warned and the orioles never responded and they had no spark once again. the birds go down bo by a finalf 4-0. they lost 20 of 26. the bucks
in the world this morning. plus, britain's royal newlyweds are in california, what is on their busy agenda today. and let's give you another live look outside. there is the bridge, the north and south towers fogged in still. traffic moving smoothly in both directions. you're watching mornings on 2. >>> good morning to you! a live look there at oakland estuary, dealing with low clouds and fog in morning. burning off to mostly sunny skies. >>> in news of the world, in mexico police are investigating a massive attack in the outskirts every mexico society. the bodies of 10 men and a woman were discovered near a water well jed. the victims were blindfolded, hands tied, and they had been shot with high-powered rifles. authorities did not say if the attack was related to drug violence, but they did say it is similar to tactics used by drug cartels. >>> the nation of south sudan is the world's newest country. the huge celebration was held to celebrity the nation breaking away from sudan. the new flag was raised today in the capitol of juba. south and north sudan battled two several wars over more
the top of the hour. a couple headlines. new twist in the scandal surrounding newspapers in britain owned by news international today. former prime minister gordon brown accused the sunday times of hiring criminals to obtain confidential information about his private life by hacking into his bank account. news international is owned by news corp., the parent company of fox news. >>> and new video of riots in ireland that injured 22 police officers, catholics and protestants took to the streets with petro bombs and bricks. protestants were celebrating the battle victory over catholics. >>> brian, back to you. >> brian: talks resume today, congress about to go into a meeting in about ten minutes. but before she goes to that meeting, to her caucus, kathy mcmorris rogers, vice chairmanwoman of the house republican conference joins us now. congresswoman, in your estimation, the republicans have won the first -- for the first time in years, won the women's vote this time. why did they? >> the reason that the republicans won the women's vote is because women all across this country saw where pre
. in this country and in great britain as well, we have what's called the litigation privilege. a fancy phrase meaning whatever you say in a courtroom or whatever you say in furtherance of what goes on in the courtroom, could be in a judge's chambers. could be in a conference room is absolutely privileged meaning it cannot form the basis for litigation. if that were not so, then these trials would never end and people would always sue others for what they said during the course of the trial. also if that were not so, it might inhibit people from answering truthfully a question put to them in the courtroom. now, this is a little bit unusual because it came from the mouth of the lawyer. whatever lawyers say in the courtroom cannot form the basis of a lawsuit. where did he get this from? did he make this up or did she tell him to say this? if he made it up, he committed an ethics violation but that's between him and the ethics prosecutors in florida. if she gave him information on which to base this outrageous claim, then he's not only permitted to do it but he exercised his judgment and decided
. a controversial in vitro lottery will launch in britain giving protective parents winning thousands of dollars towards expensive fertility treatment. tickets of the so-called game will be sold online, and every month. some are now calling the lottery wrong and entirely inappropriate. and this isn't your average invitation, a marine asked mila kuhnous out on a date from afghanistan. >> and just want to one thing i'd like to ask you, like you, on november 18th, from greenville, north carolina with yours truly. take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> wow, the sergeant's got more of the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines posted this on youtube and we don't know if she's watched it yet. no word on her response. those are your headlines. now, time for the 7th annual wounded warrior, injured troops in afghanistan gathered and everything from scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing and more. rick reichmuth is trying to keep up. >> exactly the 7th year this event has been doing on and joined by will parker, you lost your leg on may 31st, i think may 31st and that's a few weeks ago. >> yeah, about four o
that murdoch chose to save her rather than one of britain's oldest newspapers. at age 80, murdoch's once bulletproof reputation has been shaken. >> the reports that this is the end of murdoch or this is the death of murdoch in a business sense are probably overstated. but it does give one pause to see a scandal of this proportion really spiral out of control. >> reporter: hacking the phones of celebrities and politicians was one thing. but harvesting the grieving voicemails of ordinary people dealing with tragedy triggered an explosion of revulsion that could not be contained. with advertisers abandoning the paper, its closing will put some 200 employees out of work and there are publish reports today that there are more arrests coming, perhaps within days, several investigations now under way. >> nbc's mike taibbi, thanks so much, mike. 7:13. once again here's david. >>> ann, thanks. it is likely to be the number one issue in the 2012 presidential election as we've been talking about it, it is the economy and the struggling job market. both president obama and the republican contenders
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